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FROM DCE, HAILEY JO MILLER
Blake, Riley, Harper and I would like to extend a huge hug and all our love to you, our Cross family. We’re so grateful to each and every one of you for the past 8 years and all the life we’ve experienced here with you. There are so many sweet memories for us here. From my first day in the Fellowship Center, every Lent and Advent year, big trips to New Orleans, Indiana and St. Louis, every Wednesday with the youth, Christmas programs, the banner crew, VBS, Summer Serves, watching Riley build relationships with her people…there are eight years of life that we’ve shared. 

Thank you for being a part of our lives. For loving us, forgiving us, growing with us and serving alongside us. We can’t wait for our paths to cross again and for the visits back to Texas to see how you’ve all grown. Know that you are in our prayers and in our thoughts. You’ve greatly impacted who we are and God will continue to do great and impactful things through Cross. We know because we’ve seen it and His promises are never empty. We love you, we miss you and we can’t wait to see you again.

With Love,  Blake, Hailey Jo, Riley and Harper Miller

CONFIRMATION CLASSES – Two-year Program – 7th and 8th Grades
Here at Cross, Confirmation Instruction is conducted for the youth of our congregation in the years of 7th and 8th Grades.  Pastor Don Fraker teaches the 8th Grade, and we are looking for a 7th Grade teacher at this time.  For the 8th Grade Class—at least one parent is required to attend with their child.  This practice provides a very special and powerful opportunity for the parent and child to interact and grow in their faith and walk with Christ…and to do so together.

Confirmation begins on the first Wednesday in September—September 5, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m.  Pastor’s 8th Grade Class meets in the Parlor.  The 7th Grade Class meets in the Modular Building—in Teacher Kari Lettow’s Classroom. 

ADULT INSTRUCTION/CONFIRMATION SEMINAR 
Pastor’s next Adult Instruction/Confirmation Seminar will be held on two Saturdays:  September 8, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Lunch is provided).  And September 15, from 9:00 until noon.  Call the church office (625-3666) by September 5 to register. 

THANKSGIVING DOOR OFFERING, AUGUST 5, 12, & 19
The Board of Elders has approved a door offering, in thanksgiving to God for the 45-year ministry of Rev. Kenneth & Val Hennings.  Ken retires September 1, after 45 years as pastor in the Texas District—the last 12 having served as President of the District.  

The door offering will go to support mission work in the Texas District.  At the District Convention in June, a special endowment was established through Legacy Deo (formerly Lutheran Foundation of Texas).  Already, the endowment total approaches $200,000.  Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!  If you would like to support mission work in our District this way, please place your gift in the basket marked Hennings Endowment.  May checks payable to Cross Lutheran Church & School, so that the gift from Cross can be sent in one lump sum.  Thank you

Youth

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES (Infant - High School)
Please visit here to see the location and schedule for our Sunday School Classes

THANKS!
Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly purchase of tacos, etc. on Sunday mornings before Adult Bible Class!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, & Servant Event trips!       


Upcoming


NEW ACOLYTES
Students entering grades 5th through 8th interested in being an Acolyte, please contact Trixy in the church office at churchsec@crosslcms.org or 830-625-3666 to be added to the schedule.  There will be two acolyte training sessions in October! 

SAVE THE DATE!!   CROSS 90TH ANNIVERSARY….
Cross Lutheran Church & School – 90th Anniversary Celebration & Potluck!  Plan to join with your Cross family as we thank God for 90 years of blessings here in New Braunfels!  It takes place on Sunday morning in the Divine Service on Sunday, September 9.  Then the food and fellowship follow the 11:00 Service.  Stay tuned to the Sunday Morning Chronicle and September Cross Ties for more information headed your way!


Of Interest
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 ……. IN THE VINEYARD   


NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED Sunday, August 5 were Jonathan & Christine Moerhing, and sons, Conner & Cade. Jonathan is the son of Mark & Marjann, brother of Cheryl. 

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link.  

HOW MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, your administrative staff meets for a time of prayer and planning for the week ahead.  If you have a prayer request, please contact Trixy in the church office at: 830-625-3666, or
churchsec@crosslcms.org and we will be happy to add your specific request!

GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS
Pastor Fraker is able to provide gluten-free wafers at the Lord’s Supper.  If you desire to receive the special wafer, please contact the church office so we can make a note of it.  Thank you!

MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.) 
We have resumed meeting together each Friday morning!  ATTENTION, men of Cross and your friends beyond Cross!  You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35.  See you then!

How you can help those affected by the hurricane:

LETTER FROM LCMS SYNOD PRESIDENT HARRISON (HURRICANE RELIEF)

 http://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/

ALSO: DISASTER RELIEF FOR TEXANS AFFECTED BY ‘HURRICANE HARVEY

 READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE.   Important information including Protecting Your Ministry, and other vital current issues in contemporary society that threaten the Church’s message and ministry

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